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Hello. My name is***** and I am an avian veterinarian that can answer your question. I understand that your lovebird injured herself on a perch today. Is she actively bleeding or does it appear to have stopped?
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I understand. This sounds like it could be near her vent. Does that sound correct to you? From this area, we would need to concern ourselves with infection or pain in the reproductive or intestinal tract or from the skin itself. A broken feather (i.e. from the picking) could also cause the apparent bleeding. An examination of the skin vs. vent would be the first step. If the skin is damaged then basic cleaning +/- antibiotic ointment can be applied. If the bleeding is from the vent then we would need to take the next steps to improve her condition.
Because bleeding from the vent can be caused by more serious (i.e. egg binding) or less serious (i.e. infection) reasons, it would be best to have her taken in to a veterinarian to perform x-rays. Egg binding can be dangerous if left untreated, so I would recommend to go that route. They will also be able to give appropriate pain medications and antibiotics if necessary.
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There are no searchable avian veterinarians in Franklin, but I did find 2 in Nashville. Dr. Michael Lutz at West Meade Veterinary Clinic (P:(###) ###-#### should be your first choice. Possibly VCA Murphy Road (P:(###) ###-####.
VCA did not specifically advertise themselves as seeing birds, but they did come up on some avian veterinarian searches. You may want to call them to confirm first.
There are a few things you can do to help that should have an immediate benefit. The first is to increase the ambient temperature to 85-90 degrees. The second thing is to increase the humidity to about 85%. Lastly, I recommend to lower all the perches for the time being. This will increase comfort and relaxation. Unfortunately, further care will likely require medication.
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You are welcome. I think this gives you a good direction. Egg binding is a serious condition, so since this is on the table of possibilities, I think it is best to get her examined to rule it out. If it is an infection or something else then they will be able to give you the appropriate treatment for that. Best of luck. Please let me know if you have any other questions.